I recently switched from iphone to Samsung Galaxy SIII- My whole family has iphones. Is there a compatible app for IM and texting that works. I can test directly to their phone numbers, but when they respond it comes back to my ipad and not phone.
Any texting app will work. The problem lies with your family having your Apple ID associated with your contact. Go into your iPad settings and turn off iMessage. Your texts should start showing up on your phone.
Good morning susanna4105,
I have a similar situation with my wife and some relatives abroad. I have a Galaxy S3, my wife has an iPhone and some relatives have other Android devices. While Verizon Wireless cannot recommend 3rd party applications as we do not support them, I personally use an application called WhatsApp that works great on different operating systems including iOS and Android, and keep us all in contact with a very reliable IM experience that allows us to exchange messages, voice messages, picture and more. Give it a try!
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